Monday, 17 August 2009


How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when on is fully aware of blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some mof the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light."
- Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams

Thank you to Paul Hawken's book Blessed Unrest (of which I am in the middle of reading) for this quote.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

I just died....

ewwwwwwww.... but I still want one. How macabre, and awesome! I wonder if done in any other colour if they would look like alien blood. They are by Keetra Dean Dixon, and are part of her series called "The Great Slumber"... these might be making an appearance in my house sometime soon, though possibly in alien blood colours... electric blue anyone?

Sunday, 2 August 2009

rAndom International

I was looking for some stuff on processing's website, and came across this piece by rAndom international. It is based on a rapid method of creating printed signs - and is called Pixel Roller. From what I gather it is a programmable paint roller that creates a raised 'pixel' on the surface if the image requires paint... very intriguing!